by Robert Conway
Well I am off to the races on this train station painting that I finally started like two weeks ago and I am pretty sure it is half way finished, which never happens to me, usually a painting takes me an extremely long time to complete, its like writing a freaking opera. The difference with this new work is that it is in a more impressionistic
style so I do not have to worry about doing all that detailing that always bogs me down. This has been a bit of a revelation, I am going to do more paintings in this style from now on because just sticking to the realism is a long drawn out journey and this will help me get more works complete for my next show.
The one draw back is with this work is the fact that I am just not that into it, even though I think it looks nice and all but I usually like to paint subjects that are alive for some reason that really gets me going so hopefully I can finish this one off and carry one from there. The other thing I have been noticing with my work over the past year is that they all have been close to monochromatic and I have really been jonesing to paint something with bold, vivid colors, I need to find a new project soon that is going to get me excited to paint again.
May 2, 2014